Anthony Puliafico, PhD
Director, CUCARD Westchester
Narrative of Services:
I serve as director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) – Westchester, where I oversee a staff of clinicians specifically trained in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. Our staff is specially trainined in exposure and ritual prevention in the treatment of OCD. We provide standard outpatient treatment (1-2 sessions weekly) as well as accelerated courses of treatment, in which sessions are held 3-5 times weekly. Our clinicians also offer telehealth treatment, in which sessions are conducted online through the use of HIPAA-secure web technology.
I received my clinical psychology degree at Temple University, where I received specialized training in the assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD, particularly in children and adolescents. I completed my clinical internship at Bellevue Hospital/NYU Child Study Center, and my postdoctoral training at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. From 2008-2015, I served as co-director of psychology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute’s Children’s Day Unit, where I oversaw assessment and treatment in several clinical trials of OCD in children, adolescents and adults.